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Female Tennis Player Told To Change Her Dress By Umpire At French Open

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Female Tennis Player Told To Change Her Dress By Umpire At French Open

Italian tennis star Camila Giorgi caused a bit of a stir after being spoken to by the umpire for her choice of dress.

The world number 30 was getting ready to face Aryna Sabalenka in the third round of the French Open when the umpire took issue with what the Italian was wearing.

The official appeared to have an issue with the size of the advertising logo on Girogi’s outfit and apparently wanted her to change her outfit.

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The logo in question was that of kitchen appliance manufacturer DeLonghi, with Giorgi posting a picture of herself before the game tagging DeLonghi.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

When the umpire asked for a wardrobe change, Giorgi reportedly said: “I don't have any change, this is my only dress. I played with it before.”

The Italian had worn the same style of dress already in the tournament, however, it did not feature the DeLonghi logo at that time. 

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According to commentator Jose Morgado, the umpire permitted Girogi to play in the outfit but would mention it to the ‘office’ after the match.

The fashion fiasco didn’t faze Giorgi at all, as she upset the seventh seed Aryna Sabalenka 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 to progress to the fourth round at Roland Garros. 

Upset has been the word of the tournament for the women’s singles side of the French Open.

Only three of the top 10 seeds qualified for even the third round, with big names such as last year’s winner Barbora Krejcikova being knocked out in the first round.

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Last year’s semi-finalist Maria Sakkari also suffered an upset, losing in the second round to Czech Republic’s Karolina Muchova. 

Meanwhile, teenage sensations Coco Gauff and Leylah Fernandez from the United States and Canada have been dominating the competition and could be set to meet in the semi-final.

Gauff defeated Belgian Elise Mertens 6-4, 6-0 in a dominating matchup to set up a quarter-final matchup with fellow American Sloan Stephens.

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Following her win, she told reporters: “I definitely feel confident on the court. I feel like it really suits my game.

"And I feel like in the previous tournaments this clay season I had some good wins but it wasn't really any outstanding results.

"I feel like it gave me a lot to learn from, and I think I'm taking those tough matches that I lost this season and really learning from them and I guess showing that I'm doing better."

US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez defeated Amanda Anisimova on Sunday (May 29) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to set up a last-eight matchup with Italy’s Martina Trevisan.

Featured Image Credit: Action Plus Sports Images / Alamy. Instagram/Camila Giorgi.

Topics: Tennis, Australia

Jayden Collins
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